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... ceiling heaters of what looks like delft tile. They are now painted plaster, not the original tiles. The original tiles were made in Germany. These were a sort of central heat for these huge rooms. When it was being originally built they had to tear down the room repeatedly because they were not large enough to suit the czars and czarina. There was a view to the Sea of Finland as well out the window. As we pass through the rooms we can take pictures, be ...
... smile all the time. The first time I met was the cold and windy afternoon when she was with her friend and their kids. Her English is very good and I felt close to her immediately. One funny thing she told me was that she spoke English to her baby kid Ivan while her husband is responsible for the Russian part. Smart combination! It is a luck to have a wise mother like her.
I was busy with my friends during the first ...
... grey, cold, no trees / plant / foliage, no colour etc. Well forget that !
In St Petersburg, feast your eyes on the beautiful buildings, wide tree lined streets with patches of spring flowers and the canals and waterways.
I have to say that I was blown away with the streetscape because I was aware of damage to Catherine’s Palace - ransacked and left in a state of ruin which most people would have walked ...
... but aggressive Russian mosquitos that kept buzzing around and biting us, so I just stayed under the covers and hoped for the best. LOL!
Before going to the museum I decided to stop by a nearby cafe for a nice breakfast. The place I stopped at I had seen before all over both Moscow and St. Petersburg and it appeared to be the "Denny's" of Russia so I assumed it would be decent. I ordered their weekday breakfast special which included eggs, toast, ham, ...
... who know next to no Russian, so she
literally shoo’s us to her neighbour. Now this lady is one mean faced scarry
looking Russian, who, without really listening to our needs, takes our ticket,
tik tiks away on her computer, pulls out a few pieces of paper and proceeds to
tear up our train ticket – the one we had spend the last 30 minutes trying to
change. She half throws her new papers at us and dismisses us with a wave ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet